100 Mark German Democratic Republic (1975)

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1818 – 1883

KARL MARX, was the author of the famous book “Das Kapital” and spiritual father of the communist movement which spread throughout the world in the 20th century. He came from an old Jewish family, but converted with his parents while still a child.

Marx despised Jews,whom he considered responsible for the injustices of the capitalist system. His picture was shown on numerous stamps issued by various countries and on banknotes issued by communist East Germany in 1964 and 1975.